FT 1943 US Air Forces 5 gal round tank in origional paint.

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FT 1943 US Air Forces 5 gal round tank in origional paint.

Post by The Raven » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:25 am

looking to trade for a repro top, repro seats or a rifle carrier for my jeep.

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Re: FT 1943 US Air Forces 5 gal round tank in origional pain

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:14 am

What's that thing on the side? Is it original?
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Post by The Raven » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:45 pm

beats me what it is...i just know its as found...in the corner...of the barn...where i found my MB
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Re: FT 1943 US Air Forces 5 gal round tank in origional pain

Post by deacon2ad » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:59 pm

I have seen that before... It was added on by whomever was refueling the aircraft. It is so you can hold the can on its side, and refuel faster.

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Post by Chuck Lutz » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:49 pm

Looks to me like Bubba added the fittings so he could set the can on it's side and open the tap to get out what he had in it. He could refill from the pipe which would be on TOP when the can was horizontal which makes perfect sense as it can be a vent in that position and it lines up with the tap.

Most likely a postwar Bubba, but maybe a motorpool Bubba.....it is not a factory design though.
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Re: FT 1943 US Air Forces 5 gal round tank in origional pain

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:59 am

It looks like a 5 gallon can that has been cut and extended.
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Re: FT 1943 US Air Forces 5 gal round tank in origional pain

Post by gerrykan » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:15 pm

It looks like an original Air Forces 5-gallon cylindrical can with a non original add-on vent(as commented on by others).

Note the spigot in the bung. Probably used for filling lamps, irons, and other such items after the War.
In the USA there were cans made with the spigot just for this purpose.

I think it was Robin Bartel that pointed out that these cans fit in the cylindrical air drop containers used during WW2.
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1943 US Air Forces 5 gal round tank in original pain

Post by lucakiki » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:10 am

Ben Dover wrote:It looks like a 5 gallon can that has been cut and extended.
What would suggest it has been cut and extended? :shock:
Didn't you by any chance just make that up,did you?
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Re: FT 1943 US Air Forces 5 gal round tank in origional pain

Post by EJOWest » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:41 pm

A bigger version maybe....
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Post by 1941wc-25 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:53 pm

Do you still have this?

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Re: FT 1943 US Air Forces 5 gal round tank in origional pain

Post by gerrykan » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:04 pm

EJOWest wrote:A bigger version maybe....
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That is the 10-gallon gasoline can that the US Army used before copying the German 5-gallon can.
It is easy to see how ungainly it was to use.
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